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Lady Williams Step-Over

This is a true Australian Federation apple believed to be the daughter of Rokewood and Granny Smith both of which are famous old Australian varieties. It is a large apple, maturing July or even later and keeps extremely well. Brilliant red purple skin, longish conical fruit with excellent flavour. Tree is quite vigorous and should produce excellent lateral growth on the step-over. This variety originated in the apple growing areas of Western Australia and is suitable for low-chill conditions.

Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.

As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.

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Specifications

Ripening Time June - July
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.
Rootstock Extra-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Tolerates low chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Lady Williams Step-Over

Lady Williams Step-Over

This is a true Australian Federation apple believed to be the daughter of Rokewood and Granny Smith both of which are famous old Australian varieties. It is a large apple, maturing July or even later and keeps extremely well. Brilliant red purple skin, longish conical fruit with excellent flavour.